Friday, May 05, 2006

Clarity on the UM workers' union election

It seemed so reasonable when the University of Miami's president, Donna Shalala, said campus janitors should vote by secret ballot on whether to have a union represent them. But an expert in labor law points out that in union-representation elections, as they're run in this country, the cards are stacked against the union. It's not at all the democratic exercise suggested by the hallowed term "secret ballot." Read it in the strike-inspired weblog picketline.

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